Yeast Biscuits

INGREDIENTS

  • 1tablespoon yeast
  • 14cup water
  • 2 12cups flour
  • 1teaspoon baking powder
  • 12teaspoon baking soda
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 2tablespoons sugar
  • 12cup shortening
  • 1cup buttermilk (OR 1 cup milk, soured with 1 tbsp vinegar added)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Dissolve yeast in water, set aside.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in order given; cut in shortening until the size of small Lima beans.
  3. Stir in buttermilk and yeast mixture.
  4. Cover bowl with towel and let sit until ready to use. (At least 1 hour, but it is fine if it sits for a couple hours.) Dough will be very sticky.
  5. Scrape out onto well floured board.
  6. Flip over and knead lightly (4-6 times).
  7. Roll out and cut with biscuit cutter.
  8. Place on greased pan and let raise slightly (10-30 minutes).
  9. Bake at 400 F until light brown, 10-12 minutes.
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